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    Default When will WestHost support IPv6?

    It will soon be a business requirement that I have IPv6 addresses for my servers. It's been a great run with WestHost, but I might be forced to look elsewhere if they don't offer IPv6 for their Virtual Servers. I really need it within about 6 months.
    Tony T

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    Great question Tony and I wish I had a better answer for you. The big problem with IPv6 is getting software vendors to support it. They simply don't see the urgency and therefore don't put any develop time towards their products. The WestHost network itself is IPv6 ready. DNS will require a bit of work but not a hurdle that would stop us from rolling it out. The roadblock we have in front of us is the actual hosting platform. Our 3.0 environment is officially EoL so I know there won't be any IPv6 support on that product. Our 4.0 environment running cPanel will support IPv6 within the next 18-24 months. I truly wish it were sooner. It's becoming more and more difficult to obtain futher IPv4 allocations due to the limited supply of that version. The more demand software vendors have from the general public to support IPv6 will help to get this protocol supported in future releases on a more aggressive timeline. Feel free to post comments to cPanel regarding their roadmap with IPv6.

    http://forums.cpanel.net/f145/make-c...ble-35453.html

    http://bugzilla.cpanel.net/show_bug.cgi?id=2045
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    As of Jan 1, 2010, US government agencies are pressing vendors to be IPv6. As of Jan 1, 2012 it will be MANDATORY for any company interacting with the US government. Waiting till mid/late 2011 to start supporting IPv6 is dangerous. Some US government contracts are now indicating that failure to provide IPv6 connections will be contract violation.

    The US government IPv6 roadmap can be found at http://www.circleid.com/pdf/planning...2009_final.pdf

    Westhost may have a lot invested with cPanel, but if they can't meet the IPv6 need soon, then you may have to find another software package that does.
    Tony T

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    Any update on IPv6 plans?
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    I don't think that cPanel has released a version yet but they are committed to it: http://docs.cpanel.net/twiki/bin/vie...l_support_IPv6
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    Actually found the changelog page for cPanel. http://changelog.cpanel.net/ Looks like the next version (Edge) does have it but it is not a stable release yet.
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    I guess it's time to ask again. Do the cPanel people understand the government requirements and deadlines for IPv6?
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    I too am interested in this. I don't use WestHost for DNS for my domains hosted there (at least most of them - it's too limited), so I hope that's a minor concern. What does cPanel need to do for you, besides the DNS aspect? It's not like IPv4 is going away any time soon...

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    We are in preparation to launch IPv6 capability on our unmanaged dedicated servers in a few months but as you mentioned earlier cPanel only supports IPv4. As far as I know cPanel has not released any details on IPv6 functionality but my guess is that they will soon as it becomes more of a hot button topic.

    Here is a good forum post at cPanel on the topic. http://forums.cpanel.net/f145/case-1...ble-35453.html
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    I wonder if today's announcement by ICANN that there are no more blocks of IPv4 address to be handed out will put the fire under somebody to support IPv6 in the WestHost environment?

    If cPanel is not going to support it, maybe it's time to cut-n-run to somebody that cares.
    Tony T

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